Colombia Constitutional Court Finds Atrato River Possesses Rights to “protection, conservation, maintenance and restoration”

MERCERSBURG, PA, USA: In November, in an extraordinary decision, Colombia’s Constitutional Court declared that the Atrato River basin possesses rights to “protection, conservation, maintenance, and restoration.”  The decision is only now being made public. The Court’s ruling comes in a case brought to address the significant degradation of the Atrato River basin from mining, impacting […]

Indigenous Peoples of Chocó forced to flee for their lives

The Inter-Ethnic Forum, the Indigenous Board and the Dioceses’ of Quibdó, Istmina and Apratadó and many NGOs in Colombia, like ABColombia’s partner, the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (Comision Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz) have raised their concerns about the forced displacement of Indigenous Communities across Choco [region of Colombia]. Many communities in Choco […]

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